2018 | Business

Opening Date Set for Rockville Trader Joe’s

The company will hold a lei cutting to celebrate the grocery store’s arrival


Trader Joe’s is opening the doors of its Rockville grocery store on Sept. 7.

The grocery store chain known for its Hawaiian shirt-wearing employees will hold a ceremonial lei cutting to christen the store in Travilah Square Shopping Center on Darnestown Road. The celebration, scheduled to start at 8 a.m., will also include live music, food tastings and giveaways. The store manager–or “store captain”–and crew members will be there to greet customers, according to a news release.

The roughly 13,000-square-foot store will be decorated with murals of the Potomac River and landmarks from the area.

The store hours will be 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.